2023 Author: Anita Thornton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-27 18:44
When you don't have time to grow flowers that smell good, you can make them out of paper, cardboard and fabric with the children. Here's something to inspire you!
Construction paper flowers
With three sheets of construction paper, you can make flowers like these. Just cut triangles, fold them in half and fold down the bottom corners to make the petals. Then make a green stem, glue a circle of paper to hold your petals and you will have pretty flowers. By the way, they will be pretty even if your young child quickly gets tired of folding the petals and only makes four or five.
Flowers made from paper garlands
These are perfect to use as cabbage when you want to wrap a present (or when your kids want to wrap your present) and only take a few minutes to make. Simply cut out eight pieces from a roll of crepe paper and cut them into a lowercase “m” shape. You will then glue them to the four cardinal points of a circle of construction paper by crumpling them a little and you will add a center. This center can be made out of anything you have on hand: glossy paper,pompoms, self-adhesive balls, etc. You can also color the edges of your petals to make your flowers more realistic.
Rather than throwing away torn plastic tablecloths or floral wrapping paper, cut out the flowers and make them into a beautiful flower garland to decorate your room tween or even a backyard wall if you made it with an outdoor tablecloth.
A gigantic rose
To decorate an unused corner of the child's room, make a huge rose by cutting large heart-shaped petals out of crepe paper or another thick material sold in DIY stores. To make the tips of your petals rounded, twist them a bit with a pencil and attach them to a stem made of a coat hanger covered with dark green tape.
Flower in napkin
If your kids find it time consuming during dinner with your friends, they can make this flower with just a magazine, some paper towels and some yarn or dental floss. Remember to drag colored pencils and blunt-ended scissors to surprise them!
To upgrade a dress the night before a school performance or for the fun of making flowers that never wither, make these fabric flowers. Just cut out a series offlowers all identical in a piece of silk and sew them in the center with a beautiful button or a piece of metal.
Very easy to make, these roses are just spirals of construction paper turned on themselves. With a few branches found here and there, the effect will be truly splendid. This is a fairly easy craft for very young children.
Tissue Paper Flowers
To make pretty tissue paper flowers, form a fan out of the paper, tie it in the middle with a green pipe cleaner and cut several strips towards the center. Carefully unravel your paper as you unfold it and you'll have the perfect flower. Depending on the colors you have chosen, it will be a peony, a giant daisy or a dahlia. Mix several colors and make gradients to have a bouquet of several flowers.
Paper hyacinths are really fun to make if you like to craft. It's amazing what you can do with a 5 cm strip of construction paper. Cut strips leaving a 1cm edge, roll your strips tight as possible and wrap your hyacinths on a green straw or on a piece of rolled up green construction paper. To understand better, you can watch this tutorial.
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